Common Core Tips

Teachers who have been implementing Making Meaning, Making Meaning Vocabulary and Being a Writer understand how closely aligned DSC programs are to the outcomes of the Common Core State Standards. They are finding that the lessons actually bring the standards to life in their classrooms. They also find our CCSS correlation tool very useful for planning lessons and for curriculum mapping across the year. We at DSC believe that when our lessons are taught as written we give students their best opportunity to fulfill the intentions of the standards. To that end, the CCSS Tips of the Week are meant to support teachers as they begin implementing the standards by using DSC programs.

Peter Brunn's picture
1 year 6 weeks ago
For the past two decades I have been traveling around the country bringing the core mission, values, and programs of our organization—what was Developmental Studies Center and is now Center for the Collaborative Classroom—to schools. In that time, my...
Jackie Jacobs's picture
1 year 12 weeks ago
People often ask us if our Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC) Collaborative Literacy kindergarten curricula (Being a Reader, Being a Writer, and Making Meaning) can be adapted for use in pre–K settings. Our recommendation is ...
Sue Wilder's picture
3 years 8 weeks ago
from Sue Wilder
We’re repeating this tip because it was a favorite with our readers. If you missed it, we hope you enjoy it. If you caught it the first time, we hope you’ll appreciate the opportunity to revisit it. In both the Making Meaning and Being a Writer programs, we...
Sue Wilder's picture
3 years 10 weeks ago
from Sue Wilder
We’re repeating this tip because it was a favorite with our readers. If you missed it, we hope you enjoy it. If you caught it the first time, we hope you’ll appreciate the opportunity to revisit it. This week a visitor to our website submitted the...
Ginger Cook's picture
3 years 11 weeks ago
We’re repeating this tip because it was a favorite with our readers. If you missed it, we hope you enjoy it. If you caught it the first time, we hope you’ll appreciate the opportunity to revisit it.Where are you with your shift to the Common Core? While... (1)
Sue Wilder's picture
3 years 12 weeks ago
from Sue Wilder
Big changes in our educational practice always seems to be messy. In my experience, innovations that defy our old ways of doing things create conflict, confusion, and push-back that is hard to ignore. It’s no wonder that so many of us are struggling with the... (1)
Sue Wilder's picture
3 years 13 weeks ago
from Sue Wilder
We’re repeating this tip because it was a favorite with our readers. If you missed it, we hope you enjoy it. If you caught it the first time, we hope you’ll appreciate the opportunity to revisit it. The “Note on range and content of student reading...
Sue Wilder's picture
3 years 14 weeks ago
from Sue Wilder
Writers need feedback. Most writers want feedback. Sometimes when I’m working on these tips, I wonder if anyone even reads them and if they are really worth the time, thought, and effort I put into writing them. A while back I asked our social media staff about...
Sue Wilder's picture
3 years 15 weeks ago
from Sue Wilder
…students who have been taught well, who have actively explored a rich and challenging curriculum, will score very well on whatever tests are designed and given in any year. Best Practice: Bringing Standards to Life in America’s Classroom, 4th...
Sue Wilder's picture
3 years 16 weeks ago
from Sue Wilder
We’re repeating this tip because it was a favorite with our readers. If you missed it, we hope you enjoy it. If you caught it the first time, we hope you’ll appreciate the opportunity to revisit it. My two year old granddaughter, Harper Grace, has an... (2)